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The winners of bursary places at LILAC: the Information Literacy Conference in Nottingham in April 2019 have been announced. To have a truly engaging conference, the CILIP Information Literacy Group and the conference organising committee believe we need delegates who bring a variety of perspectives and backgrounds. We therefore offer conference places to applicants in certain under-represented sectors and communities. Bursaries […]



The Icepops 2019 call for contributions is now open. The conference is taking place on 26th June 2019 at the University of Edinburgh and you have from now until the 4th February to come up with an idea for a presentation. Speakers on all aspects of copyright education from a variety of different perspectives are being sought. Last year’s Icepops […]

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The latest issue of the Journal of Information Literacy, the international, peer-reviewed, open access journal of the CILIP Information Literacy Group, has just been published. As ever, it includes the latest in IL research, including an investigation of information literacy as a measurable construct, and a project report that describes a collaborative effort between librarians, staff, local journalists and students discussing ‘fake […]

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https://informationliteracy.eu/conference/ The international Conference on Learning Information Literacy across the Globe will be held on the 10th of May 2019 at the German Research Centre for International Educational Research (DIPF), Frankfurt Main, Germany. The Conference is a final part of the Erasmus+ Project Information Literacy Online, a European project to improve students’ competencies. In November 2016 the EU project Information Literacy Online […]

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Looking for an opportunity to become more involved with supporting information literacy? We’re recruiting to our committee! The CILIP Information Literacy Group have an exciting opportunity to join our team, in the role of Treasurer. We are looking for a dynamic and innovative individual to join our enthusiastic group, helping us to develop and build upon our successful work and […]

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Abi Ward, Subject Support Librarian at UWE and the ILG’s Member Relationship Officer, reports on an event run by Stewart Hilland, Lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University, which took place on 15th November 2018. This event brought together librarians and learning developers from around the country for an afternoon of interactive learning. Chatting informally to people was fascinating as we seemed to come […]



Stéphane Goldstein, Advocacy and Outreach Officer for the CILIP Information Literacy Group (ILG), has kindly provided a report on the recent event on Emerging directions for IL research, which took place on October 29th in London as part of UNESCO’s Global Media and Information Literacy Week.         Global MIL Week was marked in London with a seminar at UCL on 29 […]

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Jacqueline Geekie, Public Library Representative for the CILIP Information Literacy Group (ILG), has kindly provided a report on the recent event on “Digital competencies for digital citizenship: an emerging agenda for students, academics and libraries in partnership”, which took place on October 31st in Aberdeen as part of UNESCO’s Global Media and Information Literacy Week. Additional reports on the ILG’s other […]



Bookings are now being taken for the latest CILIP Information Literacy Group (ILG) event, Information Literacy Teaching for New(er) Professionals, which will take place at the University of the West of England’s Frenchay campus in Bristol on Monday, March 4th, 2019. Particularly suited to new professionals or those new to teaching information literacy and associated skills, this day will introduce […]

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In this guest post blog, Rosie Jones, Deputy Chair of the CILIP Information Literacy Group and Director of Library Services at the Open University, writes about her reflections on information literacy and senior leadership. I have been involved with the information literacy (IL) community for much of my professional career. I have always enjoyed the teaching element of librarianship and […]